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Pronunciation:  `anis'thetik

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations

ANESTHETIC is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: anaesthetic, anaesthetic agent, anesthetic agent
 See Also: drug, general anaesthetic, general anesthetic, intravenous anesthetic, local, local anaesthetic, local anesthetic, spinal anaesthetic, spinal anesthetic, topical anaesthetic, topical anesthetic



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness. A local anesthetic causes loss of feeling in a part of the body. A general anesthetic puts the person to sleep.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A drug that causes unconsciousness or a loss of general sensation.
Thesaurus Terms
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